March 6, 2015, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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James Danderfer (, Jennifer Roworth ( /, Christopher Clark (, Justin Aucoin (, and Jennifer Lewis ( will join forces in this workshop on story telling through sound design and music. A picture may say a thousand words, but sound can evoke emotion with a single tone. Setting the mood and driving the pace, sound design is an integral part of every project. Thes panelists will share their experiences in both film and television production and discuss their insights into utilizing sound and music to help shape a story.

Who should take this class?

Aspiring and professional sound engineers and composers, emerging and intermediate directors and producers who want to gain insight into working with sound technicians and composers, actors, screenwriters, film buffs, and fans... anyone interested in learning more about sound design and composing. Suitable for all levels of experience.


Date:  Friday, March 6, 2015

Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: VIFF's VanCity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver

Cost:  $30 for members / $50 for non-members


To register, click on the Register Now button above.



James Danderfer (moderator)


Twice nominated "best jazz clarinetist" in the National Jazz Awards, composer/performer James Danderfer has been performing and recording with some of the finest jazz musicians in North America. James' film score work includes recent “best Canadian short film” winner “Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story” as well as the upcoming animated feature film “The Pixies.”

With educational credits including Western Michigan University (B.Mus.) and McGill University (M.Mus, Jazz Composition), his two most recent recordings on his own record label (Reigning Parade) are a testament to his eclectic interests in jazz. From the sultry 1930s-style trio album Swingin' at the Patricia (featuring James' Jelly Roll Suite commissioned by CBC Radio) to the powerful 11-piece New Orleans brass band-inspired outing The Hummingbird Brigade, James' original music is as exciting and varied as it is heartfelt. 

Currently on staff at the VSO School of Music, James can be seen performing with his own ensembles regularly in Vancouver. 


Jennifer Roworth

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Jennifer Roworth is a composer, electronic music producer, remixer and DJ. She's composed original music for the short film "OMG", remixed tracks for the video game "Need for Speed" and most recently created original music for the feature film "The Birdwatcher". When composing she fuses her love for electronic sounds and textured instrumentation with orchestral elements creating a rich tapestry of non-traditional essentials. She gained this abundance of blending experience from releasing records as an electronic music producer, under the aliases Queensyze and Supercycle. Her music has jumped back and forth from drum and bass to tear out breaks to electrofilth and garage house, her genre bending bass creativity have been released on vinyl, CD and digitally and have been licensed to film & TV. Jennifer also hand built a theremin and performs with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO). 


Christopher Clark


Christopher Clark is the head sound designer and re-recording mixer at RootChord Sound, a small sound post studio located in Vancouver, BC.

Christopher graduated from Capilano University and Pacific AV's audio production program, working in music production and film composition before moving full-time in audio post. Christopher has had the pleasure of working in some of Vancouver's best post houses, and after recently setting up his own studio (RootChord Sound), Christopher has already worked on several features, short films, web series, and corporate/commercial projects.


Justin Aucoin


Justin Aucoin is a sound designer and engineer as well as owner of Craft Cave Sound based in Vancouver BC. Craft Cave sound provides specialized sound services to the film and television and music and arts industries. This past year Justin and Craft Cave Sound have celebrated two Leo Award nominations as well as the installation of a new 5.1 system for surround sound mixing. 


Jennifer Lewis


Jennifer has been working with sound for over 30 years, across both linear and non-linear media projects. Most of her time creating interactive sound has been spent at Electronic Arts Canada and Relic Entertainment (THQ Canada) which included projects such as Need For Speed, James Bond 007, SSX, NBA, NHL, Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40k. Jennifer was also fortunate to contribute to some of the earliest Virtual Reality projects while at The Banff Centre for the Arts. 

Now running Maple Syrup Sound, Jennifer provides sound design for all sorts of media.  While serving as a Supervising Sound Editor on most projects, her engagement is in all facets of ‘sound as story’. Jennifer is thrilled by how cleverly sound speaks to our subconscious. She also teaches sound for film and videogames at the Vancouver Film School, Art Institute and UBC.